TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is keeping all four of Gov. Charlie Crist's most recent appointees to the utility-regulating Florida Public Service Commission.
The new Republican governor announced the reappointments Friday, two days after withdrawing 154 Crist appointees to various panels and posts.
The commissioners will require Florida Senate confirmation. A fifth commissioner already is confirmed. Crist also withdrew 283 of former Gov. Jeb Bush's nominees four years ago.
Crist, though, replaced two PSC nominees with more consumer-friendly appointees.
The present nominees replaced commissioners turned out by the Senate or a nominating panel after they rejected big rate increases sought by two power companies.
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